It took a long time, but I have finally gotten smart. When traveling a distance with a decorated cake or cupcakes, I have started bringing a little fix it kit with me.
Now that I seem to be the designated “cake maker” in my family I always end up traveling a minimum of 30 minutes with my cake or cupcakes. I have learned some tricks for how to travel better, but sometimes (usually) something will get goobered and I will be mad.
Enter, the fix it kit. In a plastic bin, I toss all of my piping bags with the tips that I used on the cake plus an offset spatula and some toothpicks don’t hurt. If there are flowers on the cake, a flower nail and wax paper too. Basically anything extra that was involved in making the cake, I throw in the “fix it” kit. (Of course there is the off chance that all your extras will also melt or break…grrr) Then, when I get to the location, I can touch up anything that went awry.